Oakwood University Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Oakwood. The program itself was average, and only some of the instructors were high quality. However, the quality of people that I meet made all the difference in the world. The people I meet contributed more to my career than the curriculum ever could. I have acquired lifelong, professional, high quality people at Oakwood.
I attended Oakwood University straight out of high school. I was an out of state student, traveling from Wisconsin to Alabama in order to complete registration and finish my financial aid. Applying and acceptance were easy. Oakwood sent out instruction to accepted students on how they could finish registration. Unfortunately, completing my registration remotely was impossible. My mother and I spent all day in lines trying to get everything straightened out, finally finishing when the day was done and after she had to yell at several people so that I could have a place to sleep for the night. The spirit on campus is beautiful and welcoming. The people are generally kind and smart, and there are several clubs and activities to do so that making friends is easy. Because the campus is so small, if you don't find your niche and are entrepreneurial, you can start your own club or sports activity. The strength of academics varies from department to department. I started out in the very well funded Biology department and ended my college career in the less endowed psychology department. The department seemed focused on producing either practitioners or academics, and there weren't many resources for anyone who wasn't interested in either. Because Oakwood is so small and tight-knit, you can expect to learn about opportunities, receive help, and even being entrepreneurial ventures with the people you meet there. The students are a truly creative, smart, and ambitions bunch and so you are sure to know people in high places decades after you leave. Letters of recommendations are easy to get because the professors believe in you and want to advance your career. This part has been the highlight of my experience.
Oakwood University is an amazing undergraduate institution. I attended the Nursing program and it adequately prepared me for the workforce. Principals and concepts learned within the program could be applied to my day job. I obtained a job immediately after graduation with great recommendations.
It was Oakwood College at the time I attended and became a University before I graduated. The grounds are breathtaking. A former plantation, now grounds for a prominent and historical HBCU, educating the finest minds in America and around the world. The golden silos remain standing as a reminder of the agricultural days during the humble beginning of the school. Oakwood University is not only known for its world championship choir and brilliant biology department; they produce exceptional students in all departments. I appreciate the training I received in the nursing department, learning to care for patients physically, mentally and spiritually. The school produces students to serve as missionaries for Christ in the world as evident in their mission to transform students in Bible-based education for service to God and humanity.
Oakwood University has been a tremendous experience for my social and academic learning. The university is a Historically Black and has been around for 100 years and most recently has gone through a well needed renaissance and has upgraded a number of college programs including the medical and Business departments. A great school and know the facilities and academics now match.
Oakwood University is a great school to attend if you are interested in diversity, establishing or strengthening your relationship with Christ, as well as prepare yourself for your future career. Although the school is an HBCU, it is still very diverse. There are students from all over the world. I've met people from various islands, different countries and of course all over the United States. This is not something that I experienced outside of college. Beginning graduate school, I realized how thankful I was to attend Oakwood. I was extremely prepared for my graduate courses going in. I was far advanced in the knowledge for some of my courses because the information was something that I had already known from my undergraduate course. Oakwood in an all around great school and you wouldn't regret attending.